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Sustainable Bonds Overview
The RBC Sustainable Bond Framework(PDF opens in a new window) allows for the issuance of Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds.
The issuance of Green, Social and/or Sustainability Bonds is one way that we are looking to advance sustainable finance and support our ability to finance projects and organizations that are contributing to a sustainable future.
RBC Green Bonds: Proceeds will be applied to eligible green assets.
Eligible Green Categories
- Renewable energy
- Energy efficiency
- Pollution prevention and control
- Clean transportation
- Sustainable land use
- Sustainable water and wastewater management
- Green buildings
- Climate adaptation and resilience
RBC Social Bonds: Proceeds will be applied to eligible social assets.
Eligible Social Categories
- Access to essential services
- Affordable housing
- Indigenous communities and businesses
- Women-owned businesses
- Leadership in diversity and inclusion
RBC Sustainability Bonds: Proceeds will be applied to eligible green and social assets.
- Second-Party Opinion Report(PDF opens in a new window)
- RBC Green Bond Report 2019(PDF opens in a new window)
- RBC Green Bond Framework(PDF opens in a new window)
- RBC Green Bond Investor Presentation 2019(PDF opens in a new window)